The Impact

The Impact


About The Impact:

Hosted by Mike McClanahan, The Impact is TVW’s weekly news show, covering decisions at the State Capitol and how they impact you.



The Impact premieres Wednesdays at 7pm & 10pm and repeats throughout the week. Also airs on KSTW-Seattle, KBTC-Tacoma, KSPS-Spokane, KWSU-Pullman and KTNW-TriCities.

The show is on hiatus during July and August to film in-depth documentaries about statewide issues. Watch past documentaries here.


Meet the Host:


Mike McClanahan

Following a career in local affiliate news, Emmy Award winning host and executive producer of “The Impact” Mike McClanahan has been covering the big stories in Washington state politics since 2016.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeNewsBlast

Follow The Impact on Twitter: @TheImpactTVW


Most Recent Episode:

February 17, 2021

Judgment Day for policy bills. Press panel update on what’s moving or stalled in Olympia and an overview of the session so far. Guests: Laurel Demkovich, The Spokesman-Review, Joseph O’ Sullivan, The Seattle Times.

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